See also: assonancé

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From French assonance, from Latin assonāre.

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Examples (prosody)
  • Lifting its big glinting wing, it hit.
  • How now, brown cow?

assonance (countable and uncountable, plural assonances)

  1. (prosody) The repetition of similar or identical vowel sounds (though with different consonants), usually in literature or poetry.
    Synonym: vowel rhyme
    • 1938, T.H. White, chapter 12, in The Sword in the Stone, Collins:
      "You should try to speak without assonances" said Merlyn. "For instance, 'The beer is never clear round here, dear' is unfortunate, even as an assonance.'"

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assonance f (plural assonances)

  1. assonance

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  1. inflection of assonancer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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